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Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: What if you unwittingly stole someones gig?

You were called and responded. Anything else is on the band, not you. If they are willing/wanting to replace the drummer it will be you or someone. If you need/want the work, it's better you than...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,125
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Ever forgotten your hihat clutch?

You can't forget or lose it if you don't remove it.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Happy Easter guys....

Likewise. Happy Easter.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Humbling Experience

It's certainly a step up from 5 gal. buckets. Plus he's actually out playing and not typing on the internet like I am right now.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: How To Promote Self For Future Opportunities ?

What Jon said. Play around as much as possible - open mics, multi band events..... Pass out your information/business cards and let band members know that you're available to fill in whenever...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Left handed question

Glad you corrected yourself. There's no reason to play backwards if you're left-handed. I can play both ways but, as a lefty, I play left-handed without thinking but have to "adapt" for a few songs...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Tell me about this

To me - the only way to tell if it's any good is - to beat on it. Then . . . let us know.
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: KISS

Welcome to the group. After 40 years I believe you should have a grasp of what's appropriate and sound good. Play what you like.
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: extreme tom angles and snare tilt

Ditto. I don't see that working for him into his later years.
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,392
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Great car for a drummer

This pretty much sums it up. Certainly any mid-size car and up will do. There are cars of every size in every price range. When I started traveling the college circuit in the late 70's, I had a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: suggestions for best rods and brushes

Like most things in music - there is no best. There is what works for you. I suggest going down to your local drum shop (you know, the place you support and spend your money) and test out some...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Ludwig bass mounts

No bias. I think it sounds about right. I would certainly go to my local drum shop and sit behind a couple of different set ups and see what worked for me.
I wouldn't begin to tell you what...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,801
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Shoes and Gloves

For shoes try some soft soled ones and firm soled. I play in whatever works with what I'm wearing. Sometimes basketball shoes. Sometimes auto racing shoes (firm sole). I've played in five-toed...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: I was told I don't play loud enough...

Unless you've been criticized about something other than your volume - I would mic the kit. Sounds like it's time. With a 7-piece band you're likely to need mic's anyway. Leave your kit the same...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: I suck at power ballads.

I always have problems with key changes too.... :)
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Tuning Drums for Audition

Hmmm. I would say to get your drums tuned where they are optimized for your playing. Once done, leave them there. Are you not confident in your current tuning?
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Hi Guys hows it going?

Great to have you aboard Paul.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,025
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Musicians Union?

As Bermuda stated residuals are what keeps you going after you've been working for 20+ years and you've started to semi-retire or slow down. It's great to get union checks in the mail for past work.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Ringo and Greg Bissonette sitting in with Toto

They sounded great. Lukather added a little originality.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Do you vacialte? I do a lot...

Changing styles is just part of being a good musician. To me, it doesn't mean you're vacillating or indecisive. Just creative and capable. I can go from a rock gig straight to a blues/jazz or...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Cost to ship a kit?

There's a big difference between what you are charged in shipping to have drums shipped to you and what you pay to ship drums. Depending on how many boxes you ship expect $80 - $120 to ship drums in...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,506
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: What songs do you really like the drumming on?

You guys much be too young. Probably because it was the first REAL solo I learned keeps it special to me. One of the longest solos remains my favorite - Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Do my drums grow with me?

You're body, back, arms and legs need to be properly aligned and comfortable. You will need to adjust your throne, drums and cymbals as you change technique and grow. Your drums, however, will not...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,344
Posted By MileHighDrummer
Re: Hey Lefty Drummers

No. Since I've been left-handed all my life so I don't let other's effect my life. Play, don't play, set it up how you like... It's something you have to embrace. Use your own equipment or be ready...
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